Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday Meeting March 20th



Quite a few folks leaving for the Summer!
Keep me posted on some of your activities with pictures and notes, of reunions,Anniversary Partys, Birthday Partys,places of interest that you may visit,your flowers or gardens, family get-to-gethers, fishing trips, and fun things you all are doing,we are always interested in what you all do in the Summer, I will be glad to post them on this blog.
Have a good trip back home! See you in the Fall!Smileycons!Smileycons!

CLUB MEETING – Chair John Geer called meeting to order. We began with Pledge of Allegiance to Flag & singing of God Bless America; closed by singing club song.
Accompanist – Peg Hayelan
Invocation– Reverend Tom Cassidy
Secretary Report – Jan O'Dell
Treasurer Report – Jim Moeller
John asked for any new arrivals to stand up .. there were none. However, we are saying goodbye to our friends each day, it seems. We wish each of you a safe journey, healthy summer .. and if you are not planning on returning in the fall, please at least come for a visit in 2017-2018!!
MANAGEMENT REPORT – Asst. Manager Ken Barnhart reported. He remarked, “It's sad people are leaving, will be so quiet with no one picking on me. Come back soon, 4th of July would be good time!” Rumors about Gene Sanstra having been at his father's mobile are not true. Management has checked this out. If anyone happens to see him in the park, please let the office know. Concerning high water bills, residents are asked to check around homes for leaks. Faucet in one kitchen sink not working & that is being checked.
Website for park is riovalleyestates.com
Donna Gabbert keeps us informed year-round with a blog. Go to www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com. You can check for park news by reading her blog every Friday afternoon following the weekly coffee during the summer.
Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley.
Treasurer Jim Moeller gave his report. Ken Barnhart has asked if he could order spit parts for outside grill to accommodate up to 4 turkeys & to assist with weight of pig at Luau. This was approved. Properties report was by Jerry McAninch, who reported no complaints this week! We thank Sally Hejlik & her son-in-law who cleaned the grill for us.
Elected last Monday to 3 year terms on the board were: Properties, Ron Zoeller; Finance, Sandy Novak. Terms begin April 1 & they replace Dan O'Dell & Judy Nordquist. Board Members: Properties – Dan O'Dell, Jerry McAninch, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Judy Nordquist, Sally Hejlik, Jim Moeller.
Next Monday we'll elect chair & vice chair to lead our club meetings April through November.
Helen Curtis asks us to call her, 603-674-3869, if we know of someone needing a card due to illness/death in family. Sign cards in office area. This week a card is up for our “mail lady” Terry, also a resident of park; she has a badly sprained ankle. If you call & leave a message, please leave your name too. Helen will not return your call if she doesn't know who left the message. It was reported Leon Cheatham's health has greatly improved.
Dance chair Craig Daves reported the Monday night dances netted approximately $2500. A new schedule is posted for both the Monday dances & Friday night entertainments.
We're SORRY to report Rollo Fisher has returned his keys. We could always count on him to make early morning coffee (5 a.m.). He & Arlene have sold their 5th wheel & will not return in the fall...we will surely miss them!
Donna Goodwin explained the “missing coffee” situation. It was being taken to the coffee room. Sorry for any confusion, none was stolen as suspected earlier.
Ken Barnhart announced hams provided by club will be served on Easter. He will cook these, remainder is potluck.

Weslaco is the Onion Capital of Texas .. so you might check out this statement .. “The secret of good health is to eat raw onions, but the difficulty is how to keep it a secret.”

Next week will be the final newsletter of season.
If you have items that need to be posted,
please give editor a written note by next Monday!

Upcoming Dates –
March 22 – Park Pizza Party, Peter Piper Pizza, 11:30 a.m.
March 28 – Stew Feed, 5 p.m., Friendship Hall, $5 pp tickets, Tom & Bonnie Cassidy chair

NOTICE – needing someone to host Park Dinner in March. Argos unable to host as Nancy had her hip surgery. Hosts pick place and date of dinner.
Activity Calendars for next season have been posted. Let Judi DeKoning #67 know of any additions or changes. Schedule your dates as it’s filling rapidly. If you’re involved in daily activities please check days and times for accuracy.
Here a few dates you may want to write on your calendar for next season: Dances are held every Monday night beginning Jan. 8, ending March 12. Friday Night Entertainments begin Jan. 5, final is March 2. Blood Profile tests are Jan. 5 with follow-up results on Jan. 12. Stroke Prevention too in Feb. but didn't get the date. 50-60-65-70 Anniversary party is Feb. 11. If your anniversary date is between April 1, 2017 & March 31, 2018, please sign the list in back of hall. Luau is Feb. 22. March 1 is Vet's Dinner.
Anyone wishing a photo directory .. Donna Gabbert #270, still has a few. Have you seen the new badges Donna has been making…with new park logo? Want one, ask Donna!
Dave Johnson has park directories at $1.50. You can purchase from Dave at #93 or Vicki in the office.
No more line dancing this season .. says Bev Talley.
Judi DeKoning thanks all the help for last week's Ladies Salad Luncheon as well as those who attended. Sounds like we'll have three ladies lunches scheduled for next season!

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Park Pizza Party (final this season) is Wed., March 22, at 11:30 a.m. Wear your name tags .. free pop with your Peter Piper mug .. and free ice cream. Thanks to Dean & Millie Ricke and Jim & Donna Goodwin for scheduling these.
Park Breakfast is at Fiesta Tex-Mex every Thursday at 8 a.m.
ICE CREAM .. ICE CREAM .. ICE CREAM .. This continues at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoons through March, thanks to the Topels, Talberts & Novaks.
Tom & Bonnie Cassidy are hosting the Stew Feed March 28 at 5 p.m. with “Celebrate Your Heritage” the theme. Tickets at $5 pp are on sale until the 26th from Cassidys at #165 or Judi DeKoning at #67.
Editor wants to print info on summer activities in various states up north. Get info to her at #103 or Monday meeting. Don't some of you folks meet regularly in the spring & summer .. folks from Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, where else? We could post it as a reminder to your friends.
Nancy & Denny Argo announce the annual Iowa Reunion formerly held in Story City. It is scheduled in PELLA IOWA this season, July 12-13. Planned activities include Dutch dinner, historical museum, fabric stores, Vermeer tour, Tasssel Ridge Winery, Pella Windows Museum, Central College Maytag Center, Lake Red Rock Hydro Plant, Pella Opera House, Knowville Race Trask, Klokkenspel, lace stores, Amsterdam Schools, Dutch Mill, & more. Housing can be obtained in several hotels in Pella or b&b homes or camping at Red Rock Lake. You can look at info on the internet for all you need. Sign up if attending some of the events. See sheet on the board or contact Nancy 612-396-6262, nancyargo@gmail.com.
A popular get-together in Iowa is Clermont Camp Out held Aug. 6-13 .. come earlier/stay longer if you wish. You don't have to be from Iowa to join in the fun. Make camping reservations by calling Skip Away campground manager Terri Baker at 563-423-7338 or 563-380-0841. Tom & Mary Lou Benson #103 host this & can give you phone numbers of motels/bed &breakfast in area. Questions, contact them at mlbendyb@gmail.com. or
956-532-9665. Many good eating places in the area. Most evenings are potluck with good Iowa sweet corn. Tom will cook up “something special” Friday night of camp out.

E RESULTS Place scores, winner names, complete info on dates & name of game in plastic container back of Friendship Hall. Write legibly please!!
BEAN BAGS – March 15 – (tie)
Bruce Wells, Virgil White, Doug Jass, Jim Moeller
BRIDGE – March 16 -
1st – Maud Fisher 3020 2nd – Dolores Mason 2880
March 14 -
1st – Maud Fisher 3710 2nd – Bruce Wells 2570
CANASTA – Table of 4 –
March 13 – Agnes Messner, Judy Shively 30805
March 15 – Agnes Messner, Janie Maxwell 30075
March 17 – Fran Hryniw, Dolores Mason 30240
Table of 6 – Feb. 15 (?!) - Judy Shively, Catherin Donovan,
Val Cleland 19280
CRIBBAGE – March 15 – David Clement 723
DARTS –
DOMINOES – Mexican Train – March 14 –Janie Maxwell, Dick Topel, Beverly Talley, Patti Lamp, Alice Talbert, Mary Nelson, Fran Hryniw, Vic Greenlee, Margaret Morrow, Pat Olafson, Mary Christianson March 19 – Darlene Bryant, Catherine Donovan, Donna Gabbert, Janel Baker, Diana Ateah, Pat Olafson, Virgil Tyler, Doris Armistead, Donna Buck, Mary Christianson, Patti Lamp
DUMMY RUMMY – March 18 –
1st - Patti Lamp 218 2nd– Sharon Sprague 269
3rd – Bev Telfor 283 4th – Del Telfor 314
EUCHRE – none until next season
GOLF – Executive – March 17 – No women played
Men's Low – Jim Moeller 32 (tie) Doug Jass, Bob Kerkau 38
Course Low Gross Low Handicap
March 15 -
Palm View - 1st – Claude ??? 77 2nd – Henry Hryniw 79
HAND AND FOOT –
PINOCHLE – Single Deck – March 18 –
1st – Alvin Johnson 538 2nd – Mary Jean Steward 507
POOL – LADIES 8-BALL LEAGUE –
PUSH RUMMY –
SHUFFLING –
TIC – March 15 – High for the night was – Agnes Moore 471
1st – Virginia Baker 139 2nd – Michelle Gjerde 140
3rd – Marlene Prohaska 149 4th – Paul Sprague 168

HUSBANDS .. Being a husband is like any other job. It helps a lot if you like the boss.”
WIVES .. “Whenever my wife needs money, she calls me “handsome”. She says, “Hand some over.”
FRIEND .. “A true friend is one who thinks you're
a good egg even though you're half-cracked.”

Some more of “that's when the fight started.”
My wife & I were sitting at a table at her high school reunion. She kept staring at a drunken man swigging his drink as he sat alone at a nearby table. I asked her, “Do you know him?” She sighed, “Yes, he's my old boyfriend. I understand he took to drinking right after we split up many years ago..and I hear he hasn't been sober since.” “My God, who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?” .. and that's when the fight started.
I rear-ended a car this morning, the start of a REALLY bad day! The driver got out of the other car & he was a DWARF!! He looked up at me & said, “I am NOT Happy!” So I said, “Which one ARE you then?” .. that's when the fight started.
You might grin when you read this one. When our lawn mower broke, my wife kept hinting that I should get it fixed. Somehow, I always had something else to take care of first, the shed, the boat, making beer. Always something more important to me. When I arrived home one day, I found her seated in the tall grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors. I watched for a short time, then went into the house. I was gone only a minute & when I came out again, I handed her a tooth brush & said, “When you finish cutting the grass, you might as well sweep the driveway” .. and then the fight started! THE DOCTORS SAY I WILL WALK AGAIN, BUT I WILL ALWAYS HAVE A LIMP!

Monday, March 13, 2017

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Here's the newsletter...sorry it took so long for me to post it, busy this morning and oh, i had to play "Canasta" this afternoon

RVE CLUB MEETING – Chair John Geer called meeting to order. We began with Pledge of Allegiance to Flag & singing of God Bless America; closed by singing club song.
Accompanist – Peg Hayelan
Invocation– Mary Lou Benson
Secretary Report – Jan O'Dell
Treasurer Report – Jim Moeller

MANAGEMENT REPORT – Ken Barnhart, assistant manager, introduced new park employee .. Jesse Ramirez who joins Roberto on the RVE team. A hearty welcome to Jesse. Website for park is riovalleyestates.com
Donna Gabbert keeps us informed year-round with a blog. Go to www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com.
Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley.
Treasurer Jim Moeller gave his report, approved. As in previous years, $300 is being left for our summer folks for their expenses while the checkbook is north with Jim. They should call our treasurer Jim if needing more money. When you leave a message, leave your name. A problem with the park laptop was reported. It has been hacked...HP cleaned it up and it should be good for 2 years now.
Club books were audited by Doug Jass & Liz Livingood who noted with a few corrections the books to be in order. We were reminded to always give receipts & bills to treasurer.
Properties report was by Jerry McAninch. There was none....except the following was noted .. Can you believe this? Full cans of coffee have been disappearing from the kitchen cupboard! If the person taking this was at morning meeting or is reading this newsletter ..SHAME ON YOU!! Locks are being replaced. Anyone needing a key is asked to sign up for one with properties committee.
Elected today to 3 year terms on the board were: Properties, Ron Zoeller; Finance, Sandy Novak. Terms begin April 1 & they replace Dan O'Dell & Judy Nordquist. Board Members: Properties – Dan O'Dell, Jerry McAninch, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Judy Nordquist, Sally Hejlik, Jim Moeller.
Helen Curtis asks us to call her, 603-674-3869, if we know of someone needing a card due to illness/death in family. Sign cards in office area. This week cards to Larry Thoemke, sister died; Marge Reishus, brother died; Nancy Argo, hip replacement. If you call & leave a message, please leave your name too. Helen will not return your call if she doesn't know who left the message.
Both the Dance & Friday Entertainment schedules for 2017-2018 are posted on the board for you to read.
Dance chair Craig Daves invites all to attend final dance of the season tonight with Roger Kenaston Band . The schedule for next season is completely filled except for one! Craig thanked all who have supported dances by attending or helping set up/clean up; and in particular John Geer for printing & placing the schedules on tables at dances. Due to washing & waxing floors, we are asked to not come in to reserve tables until 3:45 p.m. on dance nights.

And then the fight started ..
I took my wife to a restaurant. The waiter took my order first. “I'll take the rump steak, rare, please.” He said, “Aren't you worried about the mad cow?” “Nah, she can order for herself.”...then the fight started.
My wife sat down next to me as I was flipping channels. She asked, “What's on TV?” “Dust.” I said. .. then the fight started.
My wife was hinting what she wanted for our anniversary. She said, “I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 200 in about 2 seconds.” I bought her a bathroom scale. ..then the fight started.
One year, I bought my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift. The next year, I didn't buy her a gift. She asked me why. “Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year” ..and that's how that fight started.

Upcoming Dates –
March 14 – Ladies Salad Luncheon, noon. Judi DeKoning chairs. March 16- MN Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Jalisco (Juanita Fisher chair)
March 28 – Stew Feed, 5 p.m., Friendship Hall, $5 pp tickets, Tom & Bonnie Cassidy chair

Monday, March 6, 2017

March 6th


Todays newsletter will be late if at all
Here are the Olmpic medal winners from our Park
We are proud of you all!!!


Lynn & Jean Stamp 4th in Texas Holdem













Jim Goodwin & Bruce Wells 2nd in Bridge
Janie Maxwell & Agnes Messner 3rd in Ladies Pool
Bob Kerkau & Doug 4th in Bean Bags
Margaret Davis & Sharon Bussinger 2nd in Bridge





RVE CLUB MEETING – Chair John Geer called meeting to order. We began with Pledge of Allegiance to Flag & singing of God Bless America; closed by singing club song.
Accompanist – Peg Hayelan
Invocation– Sandy Novak .. cute blonde jokes .. and prayer
Secretary Report – Jan O'Dell
Treasurer Report – Jim Moeller
MANAGEMENT REPORT – None today. Website for park is riovalleyestates.com
Donna Gabbert keeps us informed year-round with a blog. Go to www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com.
Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley.
Treasurer Jim Moeller gave his report, approved.
Properties report was given by Jerry McAninch reminded all to NOT slide tables or chairs across floor…makes marks or breaks them….lift & carry them please. Board Members: Properties – Dan O'Dell, Jerry McAninch, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Judy Nordquist, Sally Hejlik, Jim Moeller.
Helen Curtis asks us to call her, 603-674-3869, if we know of someone needing a card due to illness/death in family. Sign cards in office area. This week cards to Marvin Lindley, Kay Henricksen, Nancy Stoswicz on passing of Marvin’s wife; Gary/Jean Schisel following death of his brother.
Entertainment chair Brock Laing said we had great crowd last Friday at our final entertainment of the season, Southern Anthem. The 11 yr old fiddle player was awesome, but entire family was too.
Brock thanked all who helped with entertainment. He said he & his “finance”person Adrienne plan to return next season, good Lord willing. Next season .. ready to go with complete schedule….
Bruce & Billie Wells invite all to the final potluck this Friday evening, 5 p.m. This will be enjoyed even though last week was final Friday night entertainment.
Dance chair Craig Daves invites all to attend tonight’s dance with Reagan James/Hired Hand playing. Only two Monday night dances remain including tonight….next week Roger Kenaston Band . The schedule for next season is completely filled except for one! Due to washing & waxing floors, we are asked to not come in to reserve tables until 3:45 p.m. on dance nights.
FREE movies are over until next season.
Has anyone volunteered to feed us Saturday mornings in March?
It was reported Dana Daves & Sally Hejlik worked in the kitchen doing some extra cleaning this week. Sally worked on the floor & it looks beautiful. Thanks, ladies!
Editor is giving front page coverage & a huge TY to all who helped & attended last Thursday’s Veterans Lunch. In particular we thank Judy Nordquist who chaired the event. Max McCoy, a classmate of Denny Argo, and accompanied by Brock Laing, sang “Danny Boy” prior to the meal & “The Wall” after. 143 attended to hear John Geer speak, then introduce Irene Quail who made presentations to Vietnam wives & widows. We congratulate Irene, Rio Grande Chapter Past Regent & current commemorative Events Chair, who has been named OUTSTANDING STATE D.A.R. MEMBER for her dedication to thanking & honoring Vietnam Veterans. She has devoted an entire year to planning & honoring them. In less than 5 months, she managed to organize 4 different events at 4 locations around the Valley to honor more than 280 Vietnam Veterans. In addition Irene visits the Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Vets Home OFTEN delivering goodies & greetings to vets. The luncheon concluded with a moving tape entitled “The Piece of Cloth”.
Vets Luncheon Chair Judy Nordquist announced $300 went to Purple Heart Association from this year’s luncheon.
Remember .. “It was the Veteran, not the reporter who has given us freedom of the press. It was the Veteran, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It was the Veteran, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to fair trial. It was the Veteran, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to demonstrate. It is the Veteran, who salutes the flag, who served under the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag. All gave some, some gave all” –Anonymous
Linda Palermo has volunteered to chair next season’s Veterans Dinner with a tentative date of Thursday, March 1. Thanks, Linda.
HAPPY “SPECIAL” BIRTHDAY, BOB BLANK!!

Upcoming Dates –
March 7 – Illinois Luncheon, Harold's Country Kitchen, 11:30 a.m., Sandy Olson & Sandy Lenius in charge, please sign up
March 7 – Orange St. Potluck, Friendship Hall, 11:30 – 1 p.m. (Donna Perkins chairs) Text her at 817-371-9730
March 8 – Park Pizza Party, Peter Piper Pizza, 11:30 a.m.
March 9 – Luau, tickets on sale, $10 pp or $80/table of 8, chair is Kathy Cochran...doors open at 5:15 p.m.
March 14 – Ladies Salad Luncheon, noon. Judi DeKoning chairs. March 16- MN Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Jalisco (Juanita Fisher chair)


Remember to set your clocks ahead
next Sunday 2 a.m.!

NOTICE – needing someone to host Park Dinner in March. Argos unable to host as Nancy scheduled to have her hip surgery. Hosts pick place and date of dinner.
Activity Calendars for next season will post this week. Schedule your dates as it’s filling rapidly. If you’re involved in daily activities please check days and times for accuracy. Let Judi DeKoning #67 know of any changes.
Here’s some dates for your next year’s calendar .. Birthday-Anniversary Dinner is set for Feb. 11 with Kruckmans & Moellers chairing. They have placed sign-up sheet on board for those who will be celebrating 50-60-65-70 year wedding anniversaries. Linda Palermo reserved March 1 for Vet’s Dinner. The Iowa Dinner will be held Wed., March 7, says Janean Geer.
All who went on the SPI Sunset Dinner Cruises in February enjoyed food, music, FUN. We thank Craig & Dana Daves who planned these! They are looking to a group activity next season such as a trip to King Ranch in Kingsville or boat trip out of SPI to Brownsville. Anyone with ideas should get in touch with Craig & Dana! They are open to suggestions.
Anyone wishing a photo directory ..Donna Gabbert still has a few. See her at #270. Have you seen the new badges Donna has been making…with new park logo? Want one, ask Donna!
Nominating committee of 5 headed by Judy Nordquist presented names of 4 candidates for the club board. Nominated for 3 year terms were: Properties, Mark Wieners, Ron Zoeller; Finance, Sandy Novak, Sandie Greene. There were no nominations from the floor. Bylaws state these be voted upon 1st Monday in March. Due to some unable to be here today, these will be voted upon next Monday.
Dave Johnson has park directories at $1.50. You can purchase from Dave at #93 or Vicki in the office.
Cancer Kids chair Dianna Bruce spoke about the projects that are funded by the tea activity. She saluted her committee & all helpers & stated, “We have much talent in our park!” Items given to all children at the hospital (not just cancer) included 100 boo-boo dolls made by our ladies, 100 purchased pillows (we made the pillowcases), small quilts to each child, monies to assist families who need help. She showed next year’s quilt to be raffled. It is being made with blocks by individuals….beautiful!!
Donna Perkins gave me a note that former residents Floyd & Lillian Bosch are living in a nursing home in Clay Center, Kansas. She didn’t have an address but some who remember them might appreciate their phone numbers .. Lillian 630-596-6455, Floyd 785-770-5049.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Park Breakfast is at Fiesta Tex-Mex every Thursday at 8 a.m.
ICE CREAM .. ICE CREAM .. ICE CREAM .. This continues at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoons through March, thanks to the Topels, Talberts & Novaks. Yesterday I saw the Maxwells helping. That’s what makes Rio Valley Estates so special, people volunteer!
Sandy Olson & Sandy Lenius co-chair the Illinois Luncheon at Harold's Country Kitchen tomorrow,
March 7, 11:30 a.m. Sign up sheet.
Orange Street Potluck will be held in Friendship Hall tomorrow, March 7, 11:30 to 1 p.m. Text Donna Perkins at 817-371-9730. Help is needed to set up tables.
Park Pizza Party is this Wednesday, March 8, 11:30 at Peter Piper Pizza. Bring mug for free pop & wear name tag.
Chair Kathy Cochran talked about March 9 Luau. We'll roast whole hog & provide full meal. You’ll enjoy a beautiful fruit bar for dessert. You just never know what will happen at the Luau so don't miss it! Tickets are selling fast, $10 pp or $80/table of 8. Table service will be provided, bring your own drinks. Music by Fred Goldsberry. See the decorations in the windows already in place for the party. Prizes will be awarded for best decorated tables which you may decorate noon to 3 p.m. day of party. Tablecloths will be on tables. Judging will be done after 3. Doors open at 5:15. Kathy tells us there will be fun & games & “world famous entertainment”!! If you wish to watch the guys roasting the pig, come bright & early Thursday morning….photo ops!
Ladies Salad Luncheon is March 14, noon. Judi DeKoning is chairing.. Theme is “St. Patrick’s Day” and you are asked to sign up so a count can be taken for seating arrangements. Bring $1 and a salad to share. Table service will be provided.
Juanita Fisher reported the Minnesota Luncheon is Thursday, March 16, 11:30 a.m. at Jalisco’s, Weslaco.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Monday Feb. 27th



RVE CLUB MEETING – Chair John Geer called meeting to order. We began with Pledge of Allegiance to Flag & singing of God Bless America; closed by singing club song.
Accompanist – Jan Delashmit
Invocation–Judy Nordquist-Senior Citizens Lament & prayer
Secretary Report – Jan O'Dell
Treasurer Report – Jim Moeller
MANAGEMENT REPORT – Manager Bob Davis is having his first cornea transplant today. If all goes well he should be back tomorrow. We wish him well with this procedure. Vicki will take care of rent receipts upon their return. Assistant Manager Ken Barnhart reported new rent rates for RV-100s area are posted. Ken said “Complaint department is closed.” A white cat has been seen behind Johnson's at #93, it's thin & crying. Is it yours? Website for park is riovalleyestates.com
Donna Gabbert keeps us informed year-round with a blog. Go to www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com.
Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley.
Treasurer Jim Moeller gave his report, approved. Char Therrien has resigned. According to our bylaws, chair is to appoint someone to fill the position & we are to then vote. Judy Nordquist will serve in that capacity. Approved.
Properties report was given by Jerry McAninch. Freezer is on the blink., repairman to come this afternoon. There was loss of ice cream. Linda Palermo is no longer doing kitchen floor; new arrangements will be made this fall. Duties of chairpersons are posted on board, incl. disposal of trash, table, floor clean up, etc. If anyone has suggestions on making this easier, let Jerry know. Board Members: Properties – Dan O'Dell, Jerry McAninch, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Judy Nordquist, Sally Hejlik, Jim Moeller.
Helen Curtis asks us to call her, 603-674-3869, if we know of someone needing a card due to illness/death in family. Sign cards in office area. This week cards to: Ken Costley, kidney stone surgery; Leon Cheatham in ICU with infection prior to reversal of his colostomy.
Entertainment chair Brock Laing said it's been a stressful week. (1) No water at last week's dance when he was in charge of “poop patrol” and now “one guy no longer allowed in park!” (2) melted ice cream. On a happier note, we had the largest crowd we've ever had for Friday entertainment except for parkwide talent show 7 yrs. Ago.
Saving the BEST to the end, come enjoy Southern Anthem this Friday. It's the final show of the season, $7 pp. This is a family show with 11 yr. old Logan playing fiddle. Brock says Logan is better than anyone he has heard!


Wendy, Derek, Mikaela and Logan Pausewang, collectively known as Southern Anthem, bring a fresh sound to long-time country and gospel favorites. From church auditoriums, fairs and festivals, to Branson, national television appearances, and requests from Nashville and beyond, the demand for their unique family harmony now has them traveling across the US.

What started as a need to have interim talent at a local theater production has grown into a full time profession. Although the group began singing in church years ago, they never dreamed it would lead to the calling that God placed in their hearts. The band has a growing audience spanning from the youngest to oldest of fans enthralled by the talent of the Pausewang family. Now, with the debut of their 3rd album with the original title track, "Savior Save Me", they have even more to offer their fans.

Potluck is held prior to Friday shows, Bruce/Billie Wells chair. Bring dish to share & table service, 5 p.m.
To clear up any confusion on this Thursday's 9 a.m. meeting at the Hidalgo Bridge, Brock explained this is NOT to organize work groups to build the wall. It is an open invitation to winter Texans & their Mexican friends to meet in the middle of the bridge for fun, friendship, and food! It will be well secured.


Dance chair Dana Daves said if not for Laings she & Craig would never have volunteered to take over dances. She reminded all to come dance tonight, $6 pp.with Diego playing.

Next Monday will be The ReganJames Band/Hired Hand













Brock said FREE movie this week is “Soul Surfer”. A note for the fellows .. you will see scantily clad females of the younger variety. It's the last movie of the season.
Do we have anyone who has volunteered to do Saturday breakfasts? Weren't the omelets by Dave/Pat Printy & committee wonderful? Over 100 attended each week they prepared the omelets. Pat thanked those who came, their helpers, and in particular Rollo & Arlene Fisher who furnished the bacon.
A standing ovation & many many thanks was given for all the work our Canadian friends Brock & Adrienne Laing do! It would be impossible to list all the things they have done to see that we seniors are entertained all season. We know they are the reason we are the BEST park in The Valley. We voted to give them a monetary reimbursement in appreciation.
Upcoming Dates –
Feb. 28 – Final Sunset Dinner Cruise (see page 2 article)
March 1 – Iowa Dinner, Friendship Hall, 11:30 potluck (sign up)
Paul-Sharon Sprague, Doug-Marilyn Jass chair
March 2 – Get-together at Hidalgo Bridge, 9 a.m. (see above article)
March 2 – Vet's Luncheon, $5 for vets, $10 nonvets, open to all, noon
March 3 – Patio Sale , 8 a.m. to noon
March 3 – Nebraska Luncheon, 11 a.m., Chef's Corner Cafe, sign up .. directions & menu are posted on board.
March 3-5 – Border Fest, Hidalgo .. (see article on page 2)
March 7 – Illinois Luncheon, Harold's Country Kitchen, 11:30 a.m., Sandy Olson 7 Sandy Lenius in charge, please sign up
March 7 – Orange St. Potluck, Frieldship Hall, 11:30 – 1 p.m. (Donna Perkins chairs) Text her at 817-371-9730
March 9 – Luau, tickets on sale, $10 pp or $80/table of 8, chair is Kathy Cochran...doors open at 5:15 p.m.
March 14 – Ladies Salad Luncheon, noon .. more on this later


The 2nd dinner Cruise is tomarrow

Here's a few pictures from the last cruise






Out to sea at sundown


Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday February 20th

Monday night dance Feb. 20th: Back to our Park is "Country Roland"
Everyone loves to dance to Country Roland!!!







Next Monday night come and dance to: "Diego"















Friday Entertainment



Get ready for a great show filled with talented guitar playing and the voice of an angel. (Daphne’s voice, not Dave’s.) Dave & Daphne are returning to Rio Valley Estates on Feb. 24th

Dave, who was lead guitarist for Barbara Mandell for seven years, was declared by Roy Clark to be “one of the most fabulous guitarists on the planet.” Dave makes songs like “Orange Blossom Special” and “Flight of the Bumblebee,” which are both difficult to play, look like child’s play. In addition to his skills as a guitarist, he is an accomplished vocalist, songwriter and humorist.

Daphne, whose father fondly referred to her as “The Mouth of the South,” has one of the greatest voices ever heard in the Rio Grande Valley—or anywhere else for that matter. She toured with the Gaither’s, one of the best-known gospel groups ever. She sang with the Florida Boys, the Cathedrals, Rex Nelon, the Hinsons, and many others. She was voted Female of the Year by the Southern Gospel Music Association.

Daphne’s voice has been referred to as a cross between Shania Twain and Patsy Cline and she is able to sing almost any kind of music. She also yodels like Patsy Montana. Her version of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You,” sends chills down the spine of the listener. Her renditions of “Amazing Grace” and “The Lord’s Prayer” are incredible.

Both Dave and Daphne give God credit for the enormous talent he gave them. They are truly two of the most talented entertainers to perform at Rio Valley Estates and should not be missed.





Here's the Newsletter from today...thanks Mary Lou


RVE CLUB MEETING – Chair John Geer called meeting to order. We began with Pledge of Allegiance to Flag & singing of God Bless America; closed by singing club song.
Accompanist – Jan Delashmit
Invocation – Irene Quail – “Memories” followed by prayer
Secretary Report – Jan O'Dell
Treasurer Report – Jim Moeller
MANAGEMENT REPORT – Manager Bob Davis will be gone a few days as he's heading to Corpus for his first cornea transplant. While gone, Sue Barnhart will be in office. Vicki will take care of rent receipts upon their return. Walter Piper plans to be here March 5 for any questions. Website for our park is riovalleyestates.com
Donna Gabbert keeps us informed year-round with a blog. Go to www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com. Get news to her at #270.
Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley. Want the monthly calendar? Send your email to her at judideke@mail.com.
Treasurer Jim Moeller gave his report, approved.
Properties report was given by Jerry McAninch who said he & Larry Pavlis have completed inventory. We are reminded to be sure refrigerator is locked following all activities. Board Members: Properties – Dan O'Dell, Jerry McAninch, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Charlotte Therrien, Sally Hejlik, Jim Moeller.
Helen Curtis asks us to call her at 603-674-3869 if we know of someone needing a card due to illness/death of family member. Sign cards in office area. This week cards are going to: daughter of Clarice Christensen upon Clarice's death; Sharon Sprague, knee surgery; Ken Costley, surgery today for kidney stones.
Entertainment chair Brock Laing invites all this Friday to enjoy Dave & Daphne, $7 pp. He said Daphne was taken to hospital this past weekend with a throat problem...we're hoping all will be okay for their appearance on Friday. In event it is not, there would be no replacement. Gospel Night with “Ambassadors of Grace” was attended by over 100!
Potluck is held prior to Friday shows, Bruce & Billie Wells chair. Bring dish to share & table service, 5 p.m.
Dance chairs Craig & Dana Daves encourage residents to come dance tonight, $6 pp. Dana appeared in her best Country Roland Jr. attire. Boots appeared to be slightly large for her! Let's have a good crowd!
Brock said he's had requests for a good comedy movie. It IS DIFFICULT to find one that doesn't leave your ears blue .. but he's come up with “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” for FREE movie this week. It stars Michael Caine & Steve Martin.
Dave/Pat Printy & crew tell us there will be another Omelet Breakfast on Saturday, 7-8:30 a.m. Please sign up on sheet in back of hall by Thursday. TY in advance for your patience as this takes a little longer to prepare. There were 6 people who received FREE breakfasts last week. Cost is $3 pp.

Today is President's Day

Upcoming Dates –
Feb. 21 – Integra Stroke Prevention
Feb. 21 & 28 – Sunset Dinner Bay Cruise at South Padre Island (Daves chair), bus loads at our park 3 p.m.
Feb. 22 – Park Pizza Party, Peter Piper Pizza, 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 23 – ROPA models practice for style show, 9:30 a.m. In card area behind stage
Feb. 23 – Bean Feed, $2 pp, 4:30 p.m. (new time) – Topels chair
Feb. 24 – ROPA Style Show, Judy Shively chairs, 1 p.m., $1 at door
Feb. 26 – Daytona 500 Race, 1 p.m. .. FREE – bring snacks .. Joyce/Gordon Amos chair
March 1 – Iowa Dinner, Friendship Hall, 11:30 potluck (sign up)
Paul-Sharon Sprague, Doug-Marilyn Jass chair
March 2 – Vet's Luncheon, $5 for vets, $10 nonvets, open to all, noon
March 3 – Patio Sale , 8 a.m. to noon
March 7 – Illinois Luncheon, Harold's Country Kitchen, 11:30 a.m., Sandy Olson in charge, please sign up
March 9 – Luau, tickets on sale, $10 pp or $80/table of 8, chair is Kathy Cochran...doors open at 5:15 p.m.
March 14 – Ladies Salad Luncheon, noon .. more on this later


“Thank you to all for cards received for my brother's passing. Sorry we had to miss the birthday-anniversary party. Thank you to the Van Pattens for the CD.” - Jim/Donna Goodwin
Thanks to all who help with can recycling. Everyone has been so good ..it's nice to have all the help.” - George Krantz

M aybe this day is not
O ne of your favorites but
N ever forget that every
D ay you wake up is an
A mazing gift that's up to
Y ou to make it count!

NOTICE – needing someone to host the Park Dinner in March . Argos unable to host as Nancy scheduled to have her hip surgery. Hosts pick place and date of dinner.

IN THE PARK ..
No quilting tomorrow due to Integra Wellness testing, says Marge Rexroad.
Dave Johnson has the new park directories at $1.50. You can purchase from Dave at #93 or Vicki in the office.
Please don't take calendars off the bulletin board. If you'd like a copy see Judi DeKoning or ask Vicki to make you one.
Check with Ann Johnson, Marge Reishus, John Geer if you will volunteer to serve Ice Cream at least a couple Sundays in March. No ice cream this Sunday because of Nascar race.
Memorial Service remembering resident friends we've lost this year was held today prior to meeting. We remembered: Dean Wright, Donald Miller, Loren Ratliff, Tom Bergstedt, Joanne Miller, Gordon Coopman, Ken Meyer, Joyce Omann, Mary Alice Eshelman, Rita Henningsen, Camilla Mohrman, Don McElwee, Loren Rutherford, William Clement. Pastor Tom Cassidy spoke & led us in prayer. All sang “Blest Be The Tie That Binds”. “Beyond The Sunset” was sung by Donna Perkins. We had time to reminisce with widows/widowers who were with us. I think all agreed RVE is an extension of our families.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Park Breakfast is at Fiesta Tex-Mex every Thursday at 8 a.m.
The first of the Sunset Dinner Bay Cruises is tomorrow. See list of those on cruises on board or in office if you're unsure which cruise you are taking. The weather is looking good, would be good idea to bring jacket along as usually cooler on island than mainland. Be at hall at 3 p.m. Soda/water provided, you may bring whatever else you wish for drinks. There is a restroom on boat. Bus returns to park around 8:30 p.m.
As a reminder .. If you have an appointment time for the Integra Wellness Tests , don't forget the date .. it is Feb. 21.
It's time for the Park Pizza Party. Plan to attend on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m. It's held at Peter Piper Pizza. Bring Peter Piper mugs, wear name tags. There will be free ice cream & prizes. Rickes and Goodwins chair.
Maxine Topel says Bean Feed is this Thursday, Feb. 23, at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $2 pp .. ticket sales end today. You may set up your tables at 2 o'clock. Bring table setting, crackers, corn bread or fixings for meal.
Judy Shively (785-640-1444) announced ROPA Style Show is Feb. 24, 1 p.m. Models meet behind stage at 12:30. Doors open at 12:30 with $1 admission to be paid at door. Program lasts about 2 hrs. Deadline for models to sign up is Wednesday, 5 p.m. You need to describe outfit you will model. Clothes can be from ROPA, thrift store, garage sale, hand-me-downs. You may put any garment on clothesline on stage from 9 a.m. to noon day of show (pick up after program). If you want to sell clothing, hang on clothes rack on north side of hall. Put ticket on item with price & your name. This year's door prize is for the “prettiest jacket”. Models will practice Thursday, Feb. 23, 9:30 a.m. in card area behind stage. Next year's show is Feb. 16, 2018.
Joyce Amos tells us the Daytona 500 Race will be shown on big screen Sunday, Feb. 26. Race starts at 1 p.m. We'll have our own car races. Delicious hamburgers/hot dogs will be served at 1 p.m. Decorate your own tables. FREE ADMISSION. Bring snacks.
Iowa Dinner is in big hall March 1, 11:30 a.m. potluck. No cost, please sign up. Chairs are P/S Sprague & D/M Jass.
The Vet's Luncheon is March 2 at noon...open to all. Judy Nordquist chairs event. Cost is $5 for veterans, non-vets $10. Tickets on sale until next week from Harriet Stromer & Darlene Bovenmyer. Irene Quail presented a pin & certificate provided by the DAR to Lynn Stamp who served during the Vietnam era as he & wife Jean won't be here for Vet's Dinner.
Sandy Olson announced the Illinois Luncheon will be held at Harold's Country Kitchen March 7, 11:30 a.m. Sign up sheet.

Chair Kathy Cochran talked about March 9 Luau. We'll roast whole hog & provide full meal. Tickets are selling fast, $10 pp or $80/table of 8. Table service will be provided, bring your own drinks. Music by Fred Goldsberry. Prizes for best decorated tables which you may decorate from noon to 3 p.m. day of party. Judging will be done after 3. Doors open at 5:15. Kathy tells us there will be fun & games, plus “world famous entertainment”!! If you wish to watch the guys cooking the pig, come bright & early morning!
Ladies Salad Luncheon is March 14, noon. More on this later....

GAME RESULTS Place scores, winner names, complete info on dates & name of game in plastic container back of Friendship Hall. Write legibly...as editor having trouble reading writing!!
BEAN BAGS –
BOWLING – Feb. 17 - High Game High Series
Men – John Norris 159 456
BRIDGE– Feb. 14 -
1st – Dick Gibson 3560 2nd – Ed Nover 3200
Feb. 16 -
1st – Catherine Donovan 3410 2nd – Dick Gibson 2980
CANASTA – Table of 4 -
Feb. 13 – Ann Baker, Linda Palermo 32365
Feb. 16 – Donna Gabbert, Catherine Donovan 33425
Feb. 17 – Kay Hutton, Janean Geer 29650 Table of 6 –
Feb. 13 - Marion Fidler, Bev Yancey, Kay Hutton 34390
Feb. 16 – Margie Rexroad, Kay Wright, Fran Hryniw 43000
Feb. 17 – Marion Fidler, Marge Rexroad,
Donna Gabbert 31705
DARTS – Feb. 13 – Mary Christianson, Debbie Stelwagen
DOMINOES – Mexican Train – Feb. 14 –Doris Armistead, Mary Lou Benson, Pat Olafson, Stacey Johnson, Marilyn Cummins, Carl Sanders, Catherine Donovan Feb. 19 – Janie Maxwell, Al Swanson, Pat Olafson, Mary Lou Sirovy, Agnes Messner, Elaine Perkins, Virginia Baker, Mary Christianson, Donald Lewis
DUMMY RUMMY – Feb. 18 -
1st – Rex Rexroad 196 2nd – Bev Telfor 245
3rd – Darlene Bryant 250 4th – Paul Sprague 274
EUCHRE – Feb. 14 - 1st – Ed Marcukaitis 39
3 way tie for 2nd – Al Kruckman, Chuck Kopsell, Bev Telfor 38
1st – Ann Baker 50 2nd – Allen Swanson 39
GOLF – Executive – Feb. 17 -
Women – Ione Hayungs 45 Dorothy Ritter 55
Men – Henry Hryniw 29 Dave Mason 35
Course Low Gross Low Handicap
Feb. 6 – Treasure Hills Neil Kommer-85 Vic Greenlee-78
Feb. 9 – Tierra Santa Neil Kommer-82 Dave Origer -74
Feb. 12- Los Lagos Neil Kommer-86 Dave Origer -71
Feb. 14- Shary Neil Kommer-83 Dave Origer -74
Feb. 17- Tierra Santa Neil Kommer-83 Dave Origer -74
HAND AND FOOT – Feb. 15 -
Maud Fisher, Marion Fidler 13940
PINOCHLE – Single Deck – Feb. 18 -
1st – Stan Burkinshaw 531 2nd – Del Telfor 472
PUSH RUMMY – Feb. 13 – Mary Christianson score?
SHUFFLING – Feb. 15 – Larry Pierstorff, Charlotte Therrien, Bruce Wells, Henry Hryniw, Dick Topel, Dave Johnson Feb. 17 – Henry Hryniw, Val Cleland, Jim Moeller
TIC – Feb. 15 – no scores were written down
1st – Marlene Prohaska 2nd – Mary Ann Hennigar
3rd – Judy Nordquist 4th – Harriet Stromer

Remember last week when I asked ..
Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?
No one came up with an answer for Donald Trump .. How about maybe this? Remember I'm not politikin .. I'm politichicken!!

Chicken couldn't cross the road because of a border fence!!


Well, enough of that foolishness! Going on to other jokes...

Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, “Why is the bride dressed in white?” The mother replied, “Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life.” The child thought about this, then said, “So why is the groom wearing black?”

An elderly woman died last month. Having never married, she requested no male pallbearers. In her handwritten instructions for her memorial service, she wrote, “They wouldn't take me out while I was alive, I don't want them to take me out when I'm dead.”


Men wear their hair in 3 ways: parted, unparted, and departed.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Monday February 13th


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February 13th Monday night Dance






Who Put the Bop in the Bop Shoo-Bop?” Tavie Spivey’s Rock & Roll Show is filled with old songs that are seldom heard anymore but when Winter Texans hear her start singing, they go, “Oh, I remember that,” and start singing along.

Listen for old songs like “Lollipop,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “The Great Pretender,” “Earth Angel,” and many other rock and roll classics.

Tavie likes to get people moving by doing songs like “Hand Jive” and “The Hokey Pokey” and the old Charlie Brown song, “Why’s Everybody Always Pickin’ on Me?”

The songs Tavie chooses are from Rock & Roll’s “age of innocence” back in the 50s and 60s.

“My shows are not just me singing. I like to get the people up and participating,” said Tavie. “I also do dances.”

Tavie is an Army veteran with 27 years of administrative service and working as a recruiter. As a result, she always honors veterans in her shows with their branch of the military’s song and songs like “God Bless the USA.”

During her military career, Tavie entertained at NCO clubs on weekends all over the United States and in Europe when she was stationed there. Tavie laughs and says, “I always made more money entertaining than I did working in the Army.”

She has been heard on oldies radio stations including XM Sirius Channel 5. She has been heard in other English-speaking nations as well. In the early days she sang country music but later decided to make a switch to the oldies because fewer people were doing them.

During her career she has had the opportunity to sing with entertainers such as The Coasters, Jimmy Clanton (Venus in Blue Jeans), “The Country Comedy Tour,” and with a nationally acclaimed Elvis Tribute, for NASA’s Columbia Space Shuttle Project and the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.





Friday night entertainment February 17th





Master of his stringed instrument, Landry brings a variety of country, western swing, gospel, and children's songs to life with his influence of toe-tappin' Cajun variations.

Landry is committed to putting on a grand production each time he and his band steps onstage. His group of four musicians including his wife, Teresa, amazes audiences with a rich presence of accordion, drums, bass, steel guitar, vocals, and of course Landry on fiddle. Together these five friends have traveled extensively playing at special events and concerts, but for the past nine years have had a permanent slot in Branson.

Landry is also something of a comedian and regales his audience with hilarious antics that add to the incredible time you will have. He has the ability to connect with audiences and bring the culture and fun of Louisiana to the stage with his music and showmanship. The Wade Benson Landry's Swingin' Cajun Style is fun for the whole family as guests will leave feeling that they experienced something truly unique and entertaining.

Sunday we all gathered in the hall to honor the 50th, 60th, and 65th anniversary couples.


Jim & Alice Moeller, 50th, Al & Sandy Lenius, 60th,Bill & Kay Hutton, 60th, Gary & Sandy Van Patten, 50th, Al & Jewel Kruckman, 50th, Bud & Lois Kraft, 65th, Roland & Marie Anderson, 60th, Bob & Nancy Kerkau, 60th. Jim & Donna Goodwin, 65th, were honorees also but had to go home for a funeral.



Last Monday we were gone but here's a picture of the folks who participated in the Senior Olympics


Also a picture sent to me of the SockHop committee


Todays Newsletter, Thank you Mary Lou!!
RVE CLUB MEETING – Vice Chair Clyde Read called meeting to order. We began with Pledge of Allegiance to Flag & singing of God Bless America; closed by singing club song.
Accompanist – Jan Delashmit
Invocation – Mary Norby spoke about our servicemen and women who keep us safe....followed by silent prayer for their safety.
Secretary Report – Jan O'Dell
Treasurer Report – Jim Moeller
MANAGEMENT REPORT – Park owner Walter Piper was here to thank all for their support following the passing within a 6 week period of his sons. Scott had massive heart attack; Mike had stroke. Walter stressed importance of prevention of these sudden deaths by taking advantage of the Integra Wellness Screening on Feb. 21. Stu Donovan spoke briefly about the tests before our meeting began. Complete wellness package which includes stroke/carotid artery, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease & osteoporosis tests, $125 for all. He made appointments. If you weren't able to do this, you may schedule yours by calling 800-884-6251. Website for our park is riovalleyestates.com
Donna Gabbert keeps us informed year-round with a blog. Go to www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com. Get news to her at #270.
Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley. Want the monthly calendar? Send your email to her at judideke@mail.com.
Treasurer Jim Moeller gave his report, approved.
Properties report was given by Jerry McAninch who thanked us for our confidence in board decision to purchase new refrigerator. Cost was less than we thought it would be. Ron Zoeller installed locks on refrigerator. We're reminded to wipe up spills in kitchen & take out trash after events. Linda Palermo cleans floors weekly. She is willing to come more often if needed. Board Members: Properties – Dan O'Dell, Jerry McAninch, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Charlotte Therrien, Sally Hejlik, Jim Moeller.
Helen Curtis asks us to call her at 603-674-3869 if we know of someone needing a card due to illness/death of family member. Sign cards in office area. This week cards went to: Virginia Haberkamp, pneumonia; Jim Goodwin, brother died; Walter Piper, son Mike died; Clarice Christensen, broken hip; Norm Gibbs & Venita Lingle, their sister died; Alice Matson, died, card to nephew.
Entertainment chair Brock Laing invites all this Friday to enjoy Swingin' Cajun Style with the Landry's, $6 pp. They play fiddle, tell jokes, have sing alongs, should be a good time for all! Potluck is held prior to Friday shows, Bruce & Billie Wells chair. Bring dish to share & table service, 5 p.m.
Gospel Night will be in Friendship Hall next Sunday, the 19th, 7pm. “Ambassadors of Grace” will perform southern gospel music. $3 pp.


They currently travel over 20,000 miles annually and average about 120 singing dates per year. They’ve sung in a variety of venues and settings, and love to have the opportunity to sing for your church, organization, Gospel sing, RV resort, fair or festival, benefit concert, or anywhere you’d like to have great Gospel music, good clean humor and a time of recognition for the veterans in our audience.
Snack bar will be open, but no 50-50 draws for this show.


Dance chairs Craig & Dana Daves encourage residents to come dance to Tavie Spivey tonight, $6 pp. Dana entertained us with some dancing moves. Come one & all, it's 50s-60s music. It's been great to have many different types of music throughout the season.
FREE movie this week is “Max” .. story about a dog that served in Afghanistan.
Dave/Pat Printy and committee will be cooking “Omelets in a Bag” for the next 2 Saturday breakfasts, 7 to 8:30 a.m. Cost is $3 pp. You're asked to sign up so they know what to purchase. If you've not heard of this way of cooking eggs, you'll like your omelet!! You need to be patient as it takes about 15 minutes to cook each.
Thank you from kitchen crew that cooked biscuits & gravy the last two Saturdays. Heading this were Therriens & Bobby Gabbert.
Upcoming Dates –
Feb. 14 – All Park Dinner, El Ahuehuete Restaurant, 5 p.m., located north of Walmart, 2708 Texas Blvd., Weslaco
Feb. 16 – Cancer Fundraiser Brunch, 10 a.m., $5 pp, bring tea cup for exchange
Feb. 13-17 – Mid-Valley Senior Olympics
Feb. 17 – We host Valley 500 competition, 8:30 a.m. in big hall
Feb. 19 – Ambassadors of Grace, Friendship Hall, 7-8:30 p.m.
Feb. 20 – Memorial Service, 9 a.m., held prior to Monday meeting, Tom Cassidy in charge
Feb. 21 – Integra Stroke Prevention, make apptmt with Stu on 13th
Feb. 21 & 28 – Sunset Dinner Bay Cruise at South Padre Island (Daves chair), bus loads at our park 3 p.m.
Feb. 23 – Bean Feed, $2 pp, 4:30 p.m. (new time) – Topels chair
Feb. 24 – ROPA Style Show, Judy Shively chairs, 1 p.m., $1 at door
Feb. 26 – Daytona 500 Race, 1 p.m. .. Joyce/Gordon Amos chair
March 1 – Iowa Dinner, Friendship Hall, 11:30 potluck (sign up)
Paul-Sharon Sprague, Doug-Marilyn Jass chair
March 2 – Vet's Luncheon, $5 for vets, $10 nonvets, open to all
March 3 – Patio Sale , 8 a.m. to noon
March 9 – Luau, tickets on sale, $10 pp or $80/table, chair is Kathy Cochran...doors open at 5:15 p.m.
March 14 – Ladies Salad Luncheon, noon .. more on this later

IN THE PARK .. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TOMORROW!
A small gold key was found in the street by Friendship Hall yesterday. If it's yours, it's hanging on board.
Dave Johnson has the new park directories at $1.50. You can purchase from Dave at #93 or Vicki in the office.
Please don't take calendars off the bulletin board. If you'd like a copy see Judi DeKoning or ask Vicki to make you one.
Question was asked last week if we wish to have both flea market & patio sales. After MUCH discussion, it was decided to continue as we've done in the past. Next Patio Sale is March 3.
TY's: from Marilyn Cummins to Tom Cassidy & those who came, those who helped at Anniversary-Bday Party yesterday; from Jewel Kruckman to Marilyn/Vern Cummins who chaired party; several couples thank everyone who attended yesterday's party & gave them cards; to all who decorate windows & hall for the events in RVE; from Sharon BarksdaleAdrienne Laing to all pie bakers for craft show; from Craig Daves to all who've paid for the Feb. 21 & 28 cruises.
There will be NO BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS next Monday due to Memorial Service being held.
Bowling Team needs a lady bowler to fill in for Olympic competition due to a gal bowler being called home. Contact John/Dale Norris at #171 if you can help.

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Park Breakfast is at Fiesta Tex-Mex every Thursday at 8 a.m.
Mary Norby thanks all who helped with Craft Show. Wasn't it the best one we've had with every table full? Mary works hard on the show .. we thank her & assistant Sue McLaughlin. Kitchen chair Sharon Sprague thanks all helped in the kitchen & donated pies. She says “You are the best!” There were many new vendors & it appeared they were happy with their sales. Editor noticed a pie eating contest seemed to be going on throughout the morning, appeared a couple of fellows tied by eating 5 slices each!! I believe one of them “may” have eaten an extra piece??? Could that be? Own up to it!!
Argos announce a good crowd plan to enjoy the All Park Dinner tomorrow for Valentine's Day, 5 p.m. at El Ahuehuete Restaurant (located north of Walmart at 2708 Texas Blvd).
Cancer Brunch is Thursday, 10 a.m. $5 pp tickets & raffle tickets are on sale, $1 ea. or 6/$5. Put name & phone # on back of ticket. Items to be raffled are a clock, a quilt made by our ladies, wine bottle creation, painted mobile quilt. Chair Dianna Bruce reminds all to bring tea cup in a gift bag for exchange. All proceeds go to children's hospital.
Next Monday, Feb. 20, is Memorial Service in remembrance of resident friends we've lost this past year. Service is at 9 a.m. prior to morning meeting. Names are: Donald Miller, Loren Ratliff, Tom Bergstedt, Joanne Miller, Gordon Coopman, Ken Meyer, Joyce Omann, Mary Alice Eshelman, Rita Henningsen, Camilla Mohrman, Don McElwee, Loren Rutherford, William Clement. Pastor Tom Cassidy is in charge.
Sunset Dinner Bay Cruise is full. Craig/Dana Daves thank all who have paid. Pay by Feb. 10 & 17. Bus leaves at 3 p.m. for Feb. 21 & Feb. 28 cruises. “Pray for good weather”, says Craig. Bus will return to park around 8:30 p.m.
Dick-Maxine Topel #232 chair Bean Feed being held at a new time, 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. Tickets at $2 pp available until Feb. 20. Bring table setting, corn bread or fixings for meal.
Judy Shively (785-640-1444) announces ROPA Style Show is Feb. 24, 1 p.m. Models meet behind stage at 12:30. Program lasts about 2 hrs. Pay $1 at door. See sign up sheet for models in main hall. You'll need to describe outfit you will model. Clothes can be from ROPA, thrift store, garage sale, hand-me-downs. You may put any “sexy” garment on clothesline on stage from 9 a.m. to noon day of show (pick them up after program). If you want to sell clothing, hang on clothes rack on north side of hall. Put ticket on item with price & your name. This year's door prize is for the “prettiest jacket”.
Joyce Amos tells us the Daytona 500 Race on big screen will be held Sunday, Feb. 26. Race starts at 1 p.m. We'll have our own races..come have fun. Delicious hamburgers/hot dogs will be served, also at 1 p.m. Decorate your own tables.
Iowa Dinner is in big hall March 1, 11:30 a.m. potluck. No cost, please sign up. Chairs are P/S Sprague & D/M Jass.
The Vet's Luncheon is March 2 at noon...open to all. Judy Nordquist chairs event. Cost is $5 for veterans, non-vets $10. Tickets on sale at Monday meetings or from Harriet Stromer & Darlene Bovenmyer. Irene Quail asks new residents who may be veterans to contact her at #49 or 704-516-5360 so she can add your name to her list for certificates. The Vietnam Era is anyone serving from Nov. 15, 1955 to May 15, 1975.
Chair Kathy Cochran talked about March 9 Luau. We'll roast whole hog & provide full meal. Tickets are selling fast, $10 pp or $80/table of 8. Table service will be provided, bring your own drinks. Music by Fred Goldsberry. Prizes for best decorated tables which you may decorate from noon to 3 day ofparty. Judging will be done after 3 p.m. Doors open at 5:15. Kathy tells us there will be “world famous entertainment”!!
Ladies Salad Luncheon is March 14, noon. More on this later....

GAME RESULTS Place scores, winner names, complete info on dates & name of game in plastic container back of Friendship Hall. Write legibly...as editor having trouble reading writing!!
BEAN BAGS – Feb. 6 – Dorothy Bryant, Doug Jass
Feb. 8 – Dorothy Bryant, Virgil White
BOWLING – Feb. 10 – High Game/Series -
Women – Laurie Walter 156/416
Men – John Norris 184/472
BRIDGE– Feb. 9 -
1st – Dolores Mason 3660 2nd – Maud Fisher 2520
Feb. 7 -
1st – Dick Gibson 4840 2nd – Bruce Wells 2820
CANASTA – Table of 4 -
Feb. 4 – Faye Werstein, Gert Rufkahr 30370
Feb. 8 – Mary Jean Steward, Marion Fidler 30640
Feb. 10 – Kay Hutton, Fran Hryniw 32450 Table of 6 –
Feb. 6 - Margie Rexroad, Patti Lamp, Fran Hryniw 33675
Feb. 10 – Marion Fidler, Val Cleland, Patti Lamp 36615
DARTS –
DOMINOES – Mexican Train – Feb. 7 – Agnes Messner, Judy Greenlee, Alice Talbert, Dick Topel, Vic Greenlee, Marilyn Cummins, Mary Nelson, Marge Reishus, Vern Cummins, Carl Sanders, Janie Maxwell, Ron Baker, Margaret Morrow Feb. 12 – Frank Willard, Mary Lou Sirovy, Bonnie Cassidy, Pat Olafson, Allen Swanson, Mary Lou Benson, Virginia Baker, Grace Thornton, Mary Christianson, Carl Sanders, Fran Hryniw, Donna Buch, Janie Maxwell, Vic Greenlee, Adrienne Laing
DUMMY RUMMY – Feb. 11 -
1st – Judy Nordquist 215 2nd – Bud Kraft 220
3rd – Patti Lamp 220 4th -John Bowers 251
EUCHRE – Feb. 7 -
1st – Ann Baker 50 2nd – Allen Swanson 39
GOLF – Executive – Feb. 10 -
Women's Low (tie) – Nancy Stokwisz, Ione Hayungs 40
Men's Low – Rollo Fisher 31 2nd – Henry Hryniw 32
Dale Neises had Hole in One on #2 Hole !!
HAND AND FOOT – Feb. 7 -
Catherine Donovan, Jan Delashmit 18140
PINOCHLE – Single Deck – Feb. 11 -
1st – Raymond Davis 493 2nd – Del Telfor 465
PUSH RUMMY – No Date Shown -
Marilyn Cummins, Marion Fidler 450
SHUFFLING – Feb. 8 – LeRoy Larsen, Larry Pierstorff, Lyle Koste, Ross McAuley, Bruce Wells, Gerald Messner, Dick Topel
Feb. 10 – Lyle Koste, Larry Pierstorff, Henry Hryniw, Jim Moeller
TIC – Feb. 8 -
1st – Venita Lingle 137 2nd – Jeanne Kain 142
3rd – Sharon Sprague 157 4th – Mary Hennigar 176

Editor has had this for a LONG time, thought it
might be a good time to see some answers to this question ..
Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?
Don't take me too seriously, I'm not politikin .. I'm politichicken!!
Sarah Palin .. The chicken crossed the road because, gosh-darn it, he's a maverick!
Barack Obama .. Let me be perfectly clear, if the chickens like their eggs they can keep their eggs. No chicken will be required to cross the road to surrender her eggs.
Hillary Clinton .. What difference at this point does it make why the chicken crossed the road?
George W. Bush .. We don't care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either with us or against us. There is no middle ground.
Dick Cheney .. Where's my gun?
Bill Clinton .. I did not cross the road with that chicken.
Al Sharpton .. Why are all the chickens white?
I'm leaving out a few!!!
Anderson Cooper .. We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.
Dr. Seuss .. Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I've not been told.
Grandpa .. In my day, we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, that was good enuf for us.
John Lennon .. Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together, in peace.
Albert Einstein .. Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?
Colonel Sanders .. Did I miss one?
This was written many many years ago, before the days of Donald Trump. If anyone has something to add as to how he would have answered, let me know. Will be in next week's newsletter as long as it's not nasty!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

February 6th

Here's the newsletter from Monday meeting. We were away for 5 days.

RVE CLUB MEETING – Chair John Geer called meeting to order. We began with Pledge of Allegiance to Flag & singing of God Bless America; closed by singing club song.
Accompanist – Jan Delashmit
Invocation – John Geer “Compassion” and prayer to bless those who serve and protect us including police, EMT, firemen, etc.
Secretary Report – Jan O'Dell
Treasurer Report – Jim Moeller

MANAGEMENT REPORT – Manager Bob Davis has taken a survey. “How many want stop signs in park? How many want the 15 mph speed limit signs? All agreed these are important, so Bob added, “Use them please.” Website for our park is riovalleyestates.com
Donna Gabbert keeps us informed year-round with a blog. Go to www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com. Get news to her at #270.
Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley. Want the monthly calendar? Send your email to her at judideke@mail.com.
Treasurer Jim Moeller gave his report, approved. Properties report was given by Jerry McAninch who said the refrigerator in kitchen is not working. He & Larry Pavlis worked with it & the repairman will come today to check it. It's 22 yrs. old & Jim asked if we should purchase of a new one ($3000 plus tax) if necessary. This was approved. It was mentioned park owner will probably pay half. Board Members: Properties – Dan O'Dell, Jerry McAninch, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Charlotte Therrien, Sally Hejlik, Jim Moeller.
Helen Curtis asks residents to call her at 603-674-3869 if they know of someone needing a card due to illness/death of family member,. She is at #95 or 603-674-3869. Cards are placed in office area for us to sign. This week cards went to Liz/Dale Livingood, death of her mother; Gene/Mary Koliba, death of his brother; Bonita Harper, son has terminal cancer.
Entertainment chair Brock Laing tells us Rebel Roots was well received last Friday & he's booked them again for 2019. He invites all this Friday to enjoy Ron & Jan Easter from Illinois for their “Star Lite” show, $6 pp. Many performers comment on our lighting and acoustics in Friendship Hall; some have shot video and put on YouTube. We have a light on stage that has “passed on”, Brock says, and he proposed we purchase some new lighting, cost $99, approved.
Thank you to all who came to Super Bowl party yesterday. What a crowd, what great food, what fun!! For those who went home at halftime, you missed an entirely different game the second half!
Bruce & Billie Wells encourage all to potluck prior to Friday shows. Bring dish to share & table service, 5 p.m.
Gospel Night will be in Friendship Hall, Feb. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. “Ambassadors of Grace” will perform southern gospel music. $3 pp.
Dance chairs Craig & Dana Daves encourage residents to come dance to South Texas Whiskey Band tonight, $6 pp. A jacket was found after last week's dance. If you liked the Sock Hop party, don't miss Tavie Spivey on Feb. 13! Dress like you did at the Sock Hop.
No movie this week. Feb. 15, come to see FREE movie, “Odd Ball”.
Serving Saturday Breakfast next week are Canadian-American folks, chaired by Bobby Gabbert & Therriens. It's biscuits & gravy!

“Good friends are like quilts. They age with you,
yet never lose their warmth.”

Upcoming Dates –
Feb. 8 – Park Pizza Party, Peter Piper Pizza, 11:30 a.m.
Feb. 9 – Craft Sale, 8 s.m.-noon, all handmade items, lunch served, you may set up night before or 6 a.m. day of show
Feb. 12 – Birthday-Anniversary Party, Friendship Hall, 2 p.m.
Feb. 13 – Stu Donovan talks about Stroke Prevention, 9:30 a.m.
Feb. 14 – All Park Dinner, El Ahuehuete Restaurant, 5 p.m., located north of Walmart, 2708 Texas Blvd., Weslaco
Feb. 16 – Cancer Fundraiser Brunch, 10 a.m., $5 pp, bring tea cup for exchange
Feb. 13-17 – Mid-Valley Senior Olympics
Feb. 17 – We host Valley 500 competition, 8:30 a.m. in big hall
Feb. 19 – Ambassadors of Grace, Friendship Hall, 7-8:30 p.m.
Feb. 20 – Memorial Service, 9 a.m., held prior to Monday meeting, Tom Cassidy in charge
Feb. 21 – Integra Stroke Prevention, make apptmt with Stu on 13th
Feb. 21 & 28 – Sunset Dinner Bay Cruise at South Padre Island (Daves chair), bus loads at our park 3 p.m.
Feb. 23 – Bean Feed, $2 pp, 4:30 p.m. (new time) – Topels chair
Feb. 24 – ROPA Style Show, Judy Shively chairs, 1 p.m., $1 at door
March 1 – Iowa Dinner, Friendship Hall, 11:30 potluck (sign up)
Paul-Sharon Sprague, Doug-Marilyn Jass chair
March 2 – Vet's Luncheon, $5 for vets, $10 nonvets, open to all
March 3 – Patio Sale .. is on calendar, are we having this?
March 9 – Luau, chair Kathy Cochran...what time?

N THE PARK ..
Dave Johnson has the new park directories at $1.50 each. You can purchase from Dave at #93 or Sharon Sprague at #244.
Question was asked if we wish to have Patio Sale March 3?Think about it, will talk next week. Does having 2 patio sales in a season cut down on attendance & participation in flea market?
John Geer presented t-shirts to participants in the Sr. Olympic competition...J.Goodwin, B.Wells, M.Davis, S.Bussinger, R.Perkins, G.Plummer, J.Maxwell, A.Messner, E.Marcukaitis, J.Norris, L.Walter, V.Lingle, D.Origer, V.Greenlee, L.Stamp, B.Kerkau, N.Argo, J.Stamp, D.Johnson, C.Therrien, B.Kraft, D.Ricke, J.Kruckman, D.Goodwin, V. White. Pictures were taken and may be seen on Donna Gabbert's blog soon.
Quilts made by our ladies were on display this morning. Marge Rexroad read a TY from Valley Baptist Mission for Children for quilts received. Can use more help quilting.
Sock Hop was attended by 240+! Committee thanks all who came, those who helped set up, serve in kitchen, clean up after & the next morning. Chair Ken Barnhart wondered if the success was due to “the phase of the moon”? He thanked wife Sue who works as hard as he does to stage this. The mystery of Sue's lost can-can was solved as it was found hanging on air conditioner behind Cochran's neighbors! Next year Sock Hop is Jan. 25 with theme “The Way We Were”. Named winners in the table decorating were: 1st-Bovenmeyer, Cheek, DeKoning, Granath, Zoeller, Miller, Prohaska, Ritter, Stromer; 2nd Sprague Gang which included Hejlik, Hicks, Lenius, Sprague; 3rd Classy Chassis group headed by Shellitos (editor didn't get all names).

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Park Pizza Party is this Wed. at Peter Piper Pizza, says chair Dean Ricke. It's at 11:30 a.m. Free ice cream & many prizes.
Park Breakfast is at Fiesta Tex-Mex every Thursday at 8 a.m.
Mary Norby #179, chair of Feb. 9 Craft Show, announces tables may be set up Wed. night or 6 a.m. day of show. Come for the show & lunch, 8 a.m. to noon. Needing more pies.
Come to Friendship Hall next Sunday, the 12th, at 2 p.m. to celebrate special anniversaries for these residents: 50th-Gary-Sandy VanPatten, Al-Jewel Kruckman, Jim-Alice Moeller; 60th-Roland-Marie Anderson, Kay-Bill Hutton, Bob-Nancy Kerkau, Al-Sandy Lenius; 65th Jim-Donna Goodwin, Bud-Lois Kraft. Feel free to bring congratulatory cards.
John Geer reports Stu Donovan will be here 9:30 a.m. Feb. 13 to speak about Integra Stroke Prevention. Tests are Feb. 21
Valentine's Day is coming! Argos announce All Park Dinner is Feb. 14, 5 p.m. at El Ahuehuete Restaurant. This is located north of Walmart at 2708 Texas Blvd, Weslaco. See menu on bulletin board, lots of parking space, sign up.
Cancer Brunch is Feb. 16, 10 a.m. $5 pp tickets & raffle tickets are on sale at Monday meetings. Put name & phone # on back of tickets. Items to be raffled include a clock, quilt made by our ladies, wine bottle creation, & painted mobile quilt. Raffle tickets are $1 ea. or 6 for $5. Chair Dianna Bruce reminds all attending to bring tea cup in a gift bag for exchange.
February 20 is our Memorial Service when we remember resident friends we've lost this past year. Service is at 9 a.m. prior to morning meeting. The names editor has are: Donald Miller, Loren Ratliff, Tom Bergstedt, Joanne Miller, Gordon Coopman, Ken Meyer, Joyce Omann, Mary Alice Eshelman, Rita Henningsen, Camilla Mohrman, Don McElwee, Loren Rutherford, William Clement. Did I miss anyone? Pastor Tom Cassidy is in charge of service.
Sunset Dinner Bay Cruise is full. Craig & Dana Daves thank all who have paid. Pay by Feb. 10 & 17 please. Remember, bus leaves at 3 p.m. for the Feb. 21 & Feb. 28 cruises. Those who signed up can check on which date they will be cruising.
Dick-Maxine Topel #232 chair Bean Feed being held at a new time, 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23. Tickets at $2 pp available until Feb. 20. Bring table setting, corn bread or fixings for meal.
Judy Shively (785-640-1444) announced ROPA Style Show will be Friday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m. Program lasts about 2 hrs. Pay $1 at door. Clothes to be modeled can be from ROPA, thrift store, garage sale, hand-me-downs. You may put any “sexy” garment on clothesline on stage from 9 a.m. to noon day of show (pick them up after program). If you want to sell clothing, hang this on clothes rack on north side of hall. Put ticket on item with price & your name. This year's door prize is for the “prettiest jacket”. See sign up sheet for models in main hall.
Iowa Dinner is in big hall March 1, 11:30 a.m. potluck. No cost, please sign up. Chairs are P/S Sprague & D/M Jass. The Vet's Luncheon is March 2 at noon...open to all. Judy Nordquist chairs the event. Cost is $5 for veterans, non-vets $10. Tickets go on sale next week.
Chair Kathy Cochran says mark March 9 Luau on calendar! Time? We'll roast whole hog & provide full meal. Tickets will be sold beginning next Monday, $10 pp. Music by Fred Goldsberry. Grass skirts & coconut shell bras are in order. There will be NO FIREDANCERS at this Luau, but we're sure this will be good entertainment & lots of fun.
Ladies Salad Luncheon is March 14, noon. More on this later....

GAME RESULTS Place scores, winner names, complete info on dates & name of game in plastic container back of Friendship Hall. Write legibly...as editor having trouble reading writing!!

BEAN BAGS – Jan. 30 – Dorothy Bryant, Al Jacobs, Bert Bryant, Bob Kerkau (tie)
BOWLING – Feb. 3 -
Men's High Game/High Series – John Norris 178/458
Women's High Game/High Series – Laurie Walter 171/442
BRIDGE– Jan. 31 -
1st – Virgil Mittelberg 2610 2nd – Jim Goodwin 2410
Feb. 2 -
1st – Virgil Mittelberg 3680 2nd – Maud Fisher 3530
CANASTA – Table of 4 -
Jan. 30 – Donna Gabbert, Mitze Hutchinson 31125
Feb. 1 – Fran Hryniw, Jeannie Kain 31230
Feb. 3 – Donna Gabbert, Judy Greenlee 27890
Table of 6 –
Feb. 3 – Jeanie Burkinshaw, Gert Rufkahr,
Frank Willard 31700
DARTS –
Jan. 30 - 1st – Mary Christianson 2nd – Catherine Gibbs
DOMINOES – Mexican Train – Jan. 31 – Dick Topel, Jean Wichmann, Marilyn Cummins, Fran Hryniw, Alice Talbert, Verna Fischer, Ann Johnson, Patti Lamp, Darlene Bryant, Ron Baker, Carl Sanders, Dottie Sanders, Pat Olafson, Vern Cummins, Feb. 5 – Faye Werstein, Ann Johnson, Frank Willard, Dottie Sanders, Agnes Messner, Kay Wright, Beverly Talley, Donna Buck, Janie Maxwell, Marge Reishus, Fran Hryniw, Mary Lou Sirovy, Darlene Bryant, Dick Topel
DUMMY RUMMY – Feb. 4 -
1st – John Bowers 221 2nd – Robert Lingle 228
3rd – Nancy Argo 230 4th – Rex Rexroad 269
EUCHRE – No date shown ..
1st – Jerry Hutchinson 49 2nd – Laurie Walter 37
GOLF – Executive – Feb. 3 -
Women – Millie Ricke 42 Ione Hayungs 43
Men – Henry Hryniw 32 Dave Mason 35
Date Course Low Gross Low Handicap
Jan. 31 – Los Lagos Tony Shore 87 Harry Fisher 75
Feb. 3 – Treasure Hills Tony Shore 87 Dave Origer 78
HAND AND FOOT – Feb. 1–Maud Fisher, Jan Delashmit 15050
PINOCHLE – Single Deck – Feb. 4 -
High – Margaret Davis 521 2nd – Jewel Kruckman 419
SHUFFLING – Feb. 1 – Bill Hutton, Jim Moeller, Larry Pierstorff, Gerald Messner Feb. 3 – Henry Hryniw, Dave Johnson, Val Cleland, Dick Topel, Bill Hutton, Gerald Messner, Agnes Messner, Bruce Wells
TIC – Feb. 1 -
1st – Ron Henderson 152 2nd – Mitzi Hutchinson 167
3rd – Harriet Stromer 191 4th – Marlene Prohaska 204

Man Rules .. thanks to Charlotte “you know who”
The guys' side of the story...some rules from the male side:
Men are NOT mind readers.
Learn to work the toilet seat. You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.
TV sports are like the full moon or changing of the tide...let it be.
Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to every question.
If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us.
You can ask us to do something .. or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, do it yourself.
Whenever possible say what you have to say during commercials.
Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions, neither do we.
All men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have NO idea what mauve is.
If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that.
If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, expect an answer you don't want to hear.
You have enough clothes. You have too many shoes.
As Hector says, “Thank you for reading this. Yes, I know I have to sleep on the couch tonight, but did you know men really don't mind that? It's like camping.”